August 2022 Wine on the Rock with a twist – it’s Wine Around the Rock!

BI wineEach year the Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island sponsors four Wine on the Rock events. Next month they’re pulling out all the stops with an Argosy Cruise around the island.

Come aboard the two-story Argosy Goodtimes cruise ship on Saturday, August 13th!

Five island winemakers will be sharing their wines on board the cruise – Eagle Harbor Wine Co., Eleven Winery, Fletcher Bay Winery, Rolling Bay Winery and Perennial Vintners.

The cruise includes dinner, with dishes paired with five different wines (one from each winery), non-alcoholic beverages plus a complimentary wine tasting and 20% off all bottles on Sunday, August 14th at any of these five wineries.

Dinner catered by EatDrink Catering:

  • Grilled Chicken Drumettes with spicy-sweet BBQ sauce – paired with Fletcher Bay Winery 2020 Carmenere
  • House made Potato Chips with caramelized onion dip – paired with Perennial Vintners 2020 Sparkling Rose
  • Roasted Baby Tomato Bruschetta with Basil & Cabernet-Balsamic reduction served with rustic crostini – paired with Eleven Winery 2021 La Primavera Rosé
  • Beecher’s Handmade Pasta and Cheese – paired with Rolling Bay Winery 2021 Chardonnay
  • Roasted Sides of Wild Salmon with Citrus Sauvignon Blanc glaze topped with grapefruit and onion salad & Sauvignon Blanc vinaigrette
  • Garlic and Chardonnay Roasted Prawns with celery leaf pesto, crushed Marcona almonds, romesco
  • Lamb and Beef Meatballs with harissa mayo – paired with Eagle Harbor Wine Co. 2019 Raptor
  • Variety of decadent desserts

Drink Wine Made Here Bainbridge IslandStay the night: We encourage you to stay the night. Many Bainbridge Island lodging locations are already booked up for the season, but those available can be found here. The Clearwater Casino is just off Bainbridge Island in Poulsbo and has room availability. Book early here.

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What time is the cruise?

The ship begins boarding at 5pm on Saturday, August 13th from the Bainbridge Island City Dock near the Waterfront Park. Use address 301 Shannon Dr SE, Bainbridge Island for directions to the dock. The ship will set sail at 5:30pm and cruise around Bainbridge Island for three hours returning to the Bainbridge Island City Dock at 8:30pm.

Where can I park?

Parking is limited around the city dock. Please plan to carpool if you’re attending as a group or find street parking along Winslow Way. Use 301 Shannon Dr. SE, Bainbridge Island as the Google map address. Drivers can drop off on Brien below the park swings and above the Bainbridge Island Rowing club house, then park on Brien and the stalls North of the playground. Please avoid the boat trailer parking on the North and Southwest side of Bjune. There is one ADA stall at the dock South of the restroom. Those with mobility issues can be dropped off right by the ramp, then drivers can park with cars on Brien.

What is the attire?

The attire is summer cocktail – basically an outfit you’d wear to a nice dinner out. The ship is two stories and the sides will be open on the top deck. It can get cooler in the evenings, so plan to bring a jacket or sweater and comfortable shoes that can handle the sway of the boat.

2022 August WotR logosWhat wines will be on board?

Each of our five wineries will be sharing one of their wines aboard the ship, plus a couple of extras! All wines are included in the cruising price.

-Eagle Harbor Wine Co: 2019 Raptor

-Eleven Winery: 2021 La Primavera Rosé

-Fletcher Bay Winery: 2020 Carmenere

-Rolling Bay Winery: 2021 Chardonnay

-Perennial Vintners: 2020 Sparking Rosé

Will the dinner be sit-down or buffet style?

The dinner will be buffet style and the same menu will be served on both the upper and lower deck. Grab food as you’d like and taste the recommended wine pairing with each dish.

How can I redeem my complementary wine flight the next day?

Visit any of the five wineries on Sunday, August 14th and show your cruise ticket for a free wine flight. Each winery is also offering 20% off any bottles of wine on Sunday only. If you’re traveling by plane on Alaska Airlines, you are able to check a case of wine for free on your flight, so stock up at the winery! Wineries also offer shipping to most states.

Can kids attend?

Sorry, this event is 21+ and children are not allowed aboard the cruise.


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